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Thursday, September 8, 2011

But is it Art? Visiting NY's MoMA

When we were in NY a few weeks ago, we visited the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). It contained a number of wonderful works, such as Andrew Wyeth's "Christina's World" (right), Pablo Picasso's "Three Musicians," Claude Monet's "Water Lilies," and Vincent van Gogh's "The Olive Trees." Its "Architecture and Design" section was, for the most part, fascinating. It included a number of designs, including the one accepted and those rejected for rebuilding Ground Zero.

That said, there were some rather puzzling pieces included in the MoMA's collection, some of which I think would be a stretch to be considered art, such as the bale of hay displayed in one of the rooms. Maybe bales of hay are unique in Manhattan, but the last time I checked, they're pretty common in the rest of the country.

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